I have all 2000 pubs and have been trying to set up some 2005 dists. I am having a lot of problems with the snapshot agents locking the tables. In the 2005 pub properties I could set a concurrency flag to not lock the tables, but cant find that in the 2005 pub properties. The only way I can find to set the sync_type to concurrent is to create the pubs in T-SQL. Any insight from anyone who's gathered more experience than me in this is appreciated.